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Old March 4, 2020, 02:24 PM   #1
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"How Bloomberg bought the Gun Control Movement"

I'm not a fan of "Mother Jones" but this article caught my eye, "How Michael Bloomberg bought the Gun Control movement."

It's about how and why Michael Bloomberg became a major player in the gun control movement. It is not really an anti-gun article, it's more of a "how it happened article" and it's doesn't fawn over Bloomberg and his accomplishments.

I found it very interesting.
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Old March 4, 2020, 02:45 PM   #2
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Hmmm ...

Overall, not a bad article. But not great.

Mayors Against Illegal Guns also doled out five- and six-figure sums to existing gun control groups and gave seed money to Americans for Responsible Solutions, the group former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords launched with her husband, Mark Kelly, a year after she was severely wounded in a mass shooting in Tucson.
IIRC, a year after her shooting Gabby Giffords could barely speak her own name. That anti-gun group wasn't started by Gabby Giffords with her husband. It was started BY her husband.
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Old March 4, 2020, 04:44 PM   #3
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Not a fawning Bloomberg article but shows that he likes buying anything he can to show us his importance.

Thankfully he couldn't buy the White House, unless they move it America Samoa.
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Old March 4, 2020, 09:55 PM   #4
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The article deals with "how" he did it....but not "why" he supports gun control. In another article he believes his spiritual eternity in heaven can be purchased by funding anti-gun issues. He's obviously never read the New Testament.
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Old March 4, 2020, 10:24 PM   #5
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As a member of the Emanu-El Temple in Manhattan.... probably not.
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Old March 6, 2020, 05:56 AM   #6
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Thankfully he couldn't buy the White House...
I don't know about that. Bloomberg can't stand Sanders or Trump. I see a connection between his spending and Biden's victories on Super Tuesday. And now Bloomberg is going to dump hundreds of millions into direct pro-Biden spending.
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